Smarthinking is accessed through Blackboard accounts only!!!

SmarThinking is web-based online tutoring (supplemental instruction), available to qualified Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tutoring is available in the following subject areas 24/7: Basic Math Skills, Algebra, Liberal Arts Math, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Reading, the Essay Center, and The Career Center.

Students looking for help in other areas should check the schedule here!

Students can connect to SmarThinking “e-structors” for live, online tutoring sessions or can schedule a session with a specific instructor. 

Students who seek SmarThinking  tutoring for writing may submit their work to the SmarThinking online writing lab and receive detailed and personalized feedback within 24 hours.

Students who submit questions to SmarThinking  will receive a response – normally within 24 hours.

 Who qualifies for access to SmarThinking?

SmarThinking  is available to students enrolled in one or more of the following:

  • FTCC online and/or face-face Pre-curriculum classes
  • FTCC online and/or face-to-face Curriculum classes

 How does an FTCC student request and gain access to SmarThinking?

SmarThinking is available to Pre-curriculum and Curriculum ("college credit") students via Blackboard (Bb).

  • Students need to log into their Blackboard account
  • Select the subject for which assistance is needed
  • Click on "Tool" or "Course Tools."

This will take the student to the SmarThinking link, which will then take the student directly to SmarThinking'sHome Page and access to an e-instructor. 

(Please note: The instructor for the class must enable and maintain the Tool button for this access to occur.

 Questions? E-mail


 This page is maintained by Robert Antill:   Revised: September 25, 2014